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Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Medicine

In the past century, we have witnessed remarkable breakthroughs in scientific technology: cloning, the mapping of the human genome and the first remote surgery, to name a few. But is our ability to create these technologies sufficient justification to employ them?Concentrations are available in biomedical sciences, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary. We believe, at Southeastern, that Christians in scientific and medical professions have a responsibility not only to understand emerging technologies but also to investigate the moral and ethical implications of scientific advancements. In our biology/pre-med program, we honor God’s creation by learning all we can about it. Our approach is critical, logical, current and objective. It is also biblical because, to us, the best scientific thinkers also have a strong moral, ethical and faith foundation against which to measure their knowledge. In your classes, you will gain an in-depth exposure to the biological, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences and have the opportunity to participate in medical mission trips and local ministry opportunities.

Our alumni have gone on to some of the top medical schools in the country, including Johns Hopkins, University of Florida, Baylor and Emory. We have SEU undergraduate in pharmacology, chiropractic, dental and optometry schools.

Program Details

20 hours of pre-biology core
63 hours of major core
60 hours of general education

Total credit hours — 143

*Concentrations are available in biomedical sciences, pre-dentistry and pre-veterinary and are in addition to the above stated total credit hours for the biology/pre-med program.

Sample Core Courses

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2085) — This course is the first of a two-term sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Course topics include scientific measurement, basic inorganic and organic chemistry, cytology, and histology followed by detailed investigation of the skin, skeleton, joints, muscles, the nervous system and selected special senses.
  • General Genetics (BIOL 2533) — This course is an introduction to genetics, including the fundamental concepts of Mendelian and molecular genetics.
  • Medical Terminology (BIOL 3703) — This course prepares students for post-baccalaureate educational programs by learning medical terminology used in those curricula. This course is design to significantly improve the scientific vocabulary skills and prepare the student for professional admission exams used in screening applicants who intend to seek careers in graduate and medical science degrees.
  • Biochemistry I (NSCI 4353) — This course is an introduction to the structures and cellular functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Topics include basic concepts of enzymes and kinetics, biological membranes and transport, and biosignaling.

Biology Core Studies

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (and Lab)

Bioethics

General Genetics

Cell and Molecular Biology

Senior Capstone Course

Biology Specialization

Life Origins

Histology (and Lab)

Medical Terminology

Microbiology (and Lab)

Developmental Anatomy (and Lab)

Special Topics in Biology I, II and III

Science Field Study I and II

Chemistry and Physics

General Physics I and II (and Labs)

Organic Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

Biochemistry I and II (and Lab)

Concentration in Biomedical Sciences

Life Origins

Histology (and Lab)

Medical Terminology

Microbiology (and Lab)

Development Anatomy (and Lab)

Special Topics in Biology I, II and III

Senior Capstone Course

Animal Physiology and Molecular Biology

Organic Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

Ecology (and Lab)

Biochemistry I and II (and Labs)

Science Field Study I and II

Medicinal Chemistry

Calculus III

Linear Algebra

Differential Equations

Concentration in Pre-Dentistry

Biology I and II (and Labs)

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (and Labs)

General Genetics

Microbiology (and Lab)

General Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

Organic Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

General Physics I and II (and Labs)

Biochemistry I and II (and Lab)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Calculus I

Introduction to Psychology

Concentration in Pre-Veterinary

Biology I and II (and Labs)

General Genetics (and Lab)

Invertebrate and Vertebrate Diversity (and Lab)

Animal Physiology and Molecular Biology

General Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

Organic Chemistry I and II (and Labs)

General Physics I and II (and Labs)

Biochemistry I and II (and Lab)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Calculus I

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